Bacolod declares cholera outbreak in another village

Published November 23, 2022, 10:56 PM

by Glazyl Masculino

BACOLOD CITY — The City Health Office (CHO) declared a cholera outbreak in Barangay Mandalagan here Wednesday, Nov. 23.

A sanitary inspector informs the residents of Purok Luhod-Luhod, Barangay Mandalagan, Bacolod City, about the chlorination after a dug well in the area tested positive for cholera on Nov. 11. (Photo courtesy of Bacolod PIO)

Mandalagan is the second village here to be reported with an outbreak of cholera, according to Dr. Grace Tan, head of the City Epidemiology and Surveillance Unit (CESU).

Tan said the city now has a total of 23 confirmed cholera cases, including two from Barangay Mandalagan.

The outbreak, according to Tan, has been declared after two water sources in the village tested positive for ‘vibrio cholera.’

The source of contamination which are some toilets was near the two open dug wells, she added.

Tan has reminded the residents to ensure that their water for domestic use is safe from all gastrointestinal diseases.

Currently, the village has adopted measures to ensure the safety of the water sources, including monitoring, water sampling, and chlorination.

Last month, the CHO first declared an outbreak in Barangay Alijis here.